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Tony Parker in for Game 3 of Spurs-Clippers

San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Clippers - Game Two

San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Clippers - Game Two

Harry How

Tony Parker left the Spurs’ Game 2 win over the Clippers with an Achilles injury, and San Antonio listed him as questionable for tonight’s Game 3.

Good news for the Spurs:

Parker helps, but I don’t see this as much more than depth. The Spurs have two other point guards – Patty Mills (offensively) and Cory Joseph (defensively) – who combine to get the job done. Parker just hasn’t been the same this season, including so far in the playoffs.

Still, Parker is experienced and capable of playing well on both sides of the court. He makes San Antonio stronger at point guard. He’s just no longer indispensable, as Game 2 showed.

If Aron Baynes can’t play, that’s not necessarily a huge deal. But if Tiago Splitter, who isn’t far removed from his own injury concerns, suffers a setback, Baynes’ absence would quickly become a big deal.